- loosely fitting breeches worn in the 16th and 17th cent.: later applied humorously to any loose breeches
- Brit., Dial. leggings or gaiters
Origin of galligaskinsaltered ; from French garguesque ; from Old French greguesque ; from Italian grechesca ; from Grechesca, Grecian (hence, origin, originally , “Grecian breeches”)
- Loosely fitting hose or breeches worn in the 1500s and 1600s.
- Loose trousers.
- Chiefly British Leggings.
Origin of galligaskinsPerhaps alteration (influenced by galley and Gascon) of French garguesques, variant of greguesques, from Spanish greg&udie;escos, from griego, Greek, from Latin Graecus; see Greek.